Years ago the city of Bangkok, Thailand had electric trams that were used to transport people around the city. These trams were abandoned because they were slow and added to the city's traffic problems. Then the Bangkok Mass Transit System began. Today there are two main SkyTrain routes with 23 total stations.
The first section of the SkyTrain (rot
fai fah in Thai) system opened in December of 1999. The sky train is the fastest and cleanest way to get around the busy city of
Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok is the only city in Thailand that has a
SkyTrain in the inner city. Visit the ThaiFocus
site to view photographs of a sky train.
The SkyTrain has been very important to the city of Bangkok from the day it opened to the moment you read this. This form of transportation can be found in other cities around the world. For example, the city of Vancouver, Canada has a SkyTrain system in place.
"BTS SkyTrain." Bangkok Mass Transit System. 15 March 2005. <http://www.bts.co.th/en/btstrain.asp>.
"Destination Guide Bangkok: Skytrain." ThaiFocus.com. 15 March 2005. <http://www.thaifocus.com/bangkok/skytrain.htm>.
Copyrighted image of elevated train from "Microsoft Office Online" <http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us&cag=1> (October-March, 2004-2005). Clip art available only to licensed users for non-commercial purposes.